Can anyone help me with a problem I having reconnecting the wiring on
the instrument panel of my 1957 3100 chevy truck? A shematic would
sure help. I removed the panel to clean it thinking that the wiring
would be straight forward to replace.
Well I've got something wrong. Last evening I had a big cloud of
smoke, one wire glowing red, and now the truck won't start. The
engine seems to fire while pushing in the starter petal, but cuts off
imediately upon releasing (much like it did when I tried starting it
with the amp meter guage unplugged).
As for wiring, my problem is with the guages. I'm having no problem
with the hibeam indicator light, the turnsignal indicator lights and
the dash lights (except they don't work, I don't see where they get
their power source from). There are three heavy guage wires which I
think connect to the ampmeter, 2 red and 1 black. I assumed the two
reds go on the right hand side and the black on the right. Is this
The tempature guage has two pin type connectors. I placed a red wire
on the right and brown on the left, guage did not work.
I think the gas guage is the source of my problem. There is a pink
pin type connector wire coming off the ingnition switch which appears
to only fit the first terminal on the gas guage. There is a brown pin
type wire which I placed on the left gas guage pin. Guage jumps all
the way to full and does not move.
Finally I think I'll need to replace the wire I smoked last night.
Does this truck have any fuses? There is a white ceramic block on the
firewall. Could that be some sort of fused link which I may have
Thanks for any help you may give me.